Critical Conversations

The road from Individual Contributor to People Lead can be a treacherous journey. Suddenly, we’re expected to lead engaging meetings, give useful feedback, provide meaningful coaching, motivate & recognize others – and we’re woefully under-equipped. We need a toolkit, some useful models, but most importantly, we need a safe place to practice.

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Our Approach

A three-part program focused on Setting the Scene, Talking & Listening, and Moving to Action, Critical Conversations leverages some of our most popular and innovative methods — Scripted Drama, Interactive Case Studies, Enhanced Role Play — to provide participants with a potent mix of best practices, meaningful practice and real-time feedback.

The Program

Modular, multi-workshop program — pairs well with 1:1 or small group coaching
Small to medium size, 6-20 participants, to create a strong peer learning community
1 Lead Facilitator, plus 3-4 Actor-Coaches
A mix of interactive drama, full group discussion + hands-on small group practice


Improved safety, quality and productivity at work
Strengthened relationships
Revitalized, growth-oriented culture
Better individual health and sustainability
A gift to succession planning & career advancement

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Signature Programs

Our signature programs focus on three crucial junctures in the Talent Development pipeline.


Designed for front-line contributors: new joiners, sales reps, and all who could benefit from the three C’s of Communication, Collaboration & Creativity.

Critical Conversations

Built for first-time People Leaders, or those in need of a Management Skills booster shot.

Performing Presence

Built for rising leaders, or those whose success requires them to make strong connections with others.

Build Your Own Program

Review our Skills Catalogue and design something bespoke.

Leadership Coaching

Private coaching packages for highly-focused development.

Embedded Partnerships

Your in-house theater company and creative consultants.